Cevik, Aylin Cakiroglu
The aim of this study was to compare and analyze the quality of life of the elderly in three aging countries: Italy, Portugal, and Turkey. This was done by using data provided by the European Quality of Life Survey completed in 2004. By doing so, we could then operationalize the conditions of the elderly in Turkey who have a rapid aging process with the help of other countries that have different aging experiences. Analysis has shown that while Italy, Portugal, and Turkey denote similarity on issues such as the ratio of the nuclear families made up of couples and the educational levels of the elderly, there are significant variations on other factors such as life satisfaction, income level, health, accessing material sources, and social contacts.


Quality of life in Turkey : a comparative analysis with the European Union member states
Kaya, Şafak; Özcan, Yusuf Ziya; Department of Sociology (2006)
This study aims to describe the quality of life of Turkey in comparison with the European Union Member States including the other candidate countries Bulgaria and Romania. The main question in the study is to determine where Turkey stands in terms of quality of life domains in the membership process to the European Union. For this aim, “The European Quality of Life Survey” that has been launched in 2003 including 28 countries in Europe has been used. The survey consists of eight life domains including diffe...
Transformation and the "politics of conditionality" : a comparative analysis of Poland and Romania until the mid-1990s
Akşit, Sait; Yalman, Osman Galip; Department of International Relations (2006)
This thesis examines the socio-economic transformation processes in Poland and Romania and aims to embed them in broader structural and historical context of changes. The main argument is that transformation processes in the states of Central and Eastern Europe are constituted by the global processes of change within a social totality. The study has three main objectives. First, it aims to provide a theoretical framework challenging the mainstream approaches methodologically/ontologically to point out to th...
Public Opinion of Turkey and European Union 2001-2008: Expectations, Requests, and Apprehensions
Şenyuva, Özgehan (2009-06-01)
This study examines general trends of Turkish public opinion towards the European Union between 2001 and 2008. it uses the Euro Barometer data of the European Commission. The main research question focuses on overtime stability of the support for Turkey's membership to the EU. In parallel to the support for membership, the main contours of Turkish public perceptions towards EU and European identity are also examined. When the main attitudes towards the EU between 200 and 2008 are analyzed, it appears that t...
Quality of life in an ageing society A comparative analysis of age cohorts in Turkey
ARUN, ÖZGÜR; Cakiroglu-Cevik, A. (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2013-12-01)
The aim of this study is to bring into focus the living conditions of the older adults in Turkey by using quality of life (QoL) criteria through which to highlight dimensions relating to their QoL status in comparison to other age cohorts. Are there specific QoL issues among older adults that would indicate that they display systematic differences in comparison to other age cohorts in Turkey? To what extent are there gender differences among older adults in QoL status? Data from the EQLS conducted in 2007 p...
Innovation and adaptation in a Turkish sample: A preliminary study
Öner Özkan, Bengi (Informa UK Limited, 2000-11-01)
The aim of this study was to examine the representations of adaptation and innovation among adults in Turkey. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with a sample of 20 Turkish adults (10 men, 10 women) from various occupations. The participants' ages ranged from 21 to 58 years. Results of content analysis Showed that the representation of innovation varied with the type of context. Innovation was nor preferred within the family and interpersonal relationship contexts, whereas it was relatively more re...
Citation Formats
Ö. ARUN and A. C. Cevik, “QUALITY OF LIFE IN AGEING SOCIETIES: ITALY, PORTUGAL, AND TURKEY,” EDUCATIONAL GERONTOLOGY, pp. 945–966, 2011, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/66054.